A team of two patrol officers gave a new life to a 75-year-old woman. They managed to save her life with a timely CPR aid. The woman was on the ground unconscious at Woodland Hills Pizza restaurant.
Los Angeles Police spokesperson told us on Sunday that one of the restaurant employees flagged them for help when police officers namely Kurt Logan and Paul Maldonado were in 6200 blocks of Topanga Canyon Boulevard at 6:30 pm on Friday and told that a woman inside the restaurant is choking and fell to the ground unconsciously.
Blood-borne pathogens are the diseases which spread due to the contamination of the blood with microorganisms like bacteria and viruses. For example malaria, syphilis, tuberculosis HIV, hepatitis is severe consequences of these Blood-Borne infections. With first aid, life can be saved by taking some immediate necessary steps.
Bloodborne diseases are generally transmitted by direct blood to blood contact, but its other causes include transmission by any insect or a by a sexual interaction without any preventive measures been taken or by the use of drugs.
The incident of Bakersfield California in which an 87-year-old woman lost her life due to the refusal of nurse for administering CPR to the victim women. The nurse did so because she followed the protocol of nursing home facility she was employed in. The 87-year-old women lost her pulse before EMS team arrived and was declared dead after she was taken to a local hospital. The dispatcher of EMS team filled a lawsuit against the nurse. This news spread like wildfire in media and was an eye opener for law makers and its enforcement agencies of California. This also raised several questions like what will be the consequences of not helping in emergency situations. or what if you fail while helping.
Well, this varies from state to state, and country to country, in U.S. civilians, have the immunity for any damage caused while performing CPR or using AED until they were found negligent under the 2000 Federal Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of the Congress. Good Samaritan Law is there in all states which lend protection to people administering CPR or using AED (with restrictions). In Minnesota not helping in an emergency situation is an offensive act of misdemeanor, while in Vermont you could receive a penalty of $ 100 in this case. A group of states including California and Nevada has amended their Good Samaritan Law, according to the law, it’s duty to help in emergencies. It is considered as a criminal offense if you don’t help in situations of crisis in Europe and several other countries.
It’s a proven fact now, not only by research studies but also by real life data that people around the victim of sudden cardiac arrest are reluctant to do mouth to mouth breaths. The primary cause for this hesitation is that they are afraid of catching diseases from the victims and even those who are trained fear that they could not perform it correctly. The ratio of casualties collapsed in public due to sudden cardiac arrest is only 1 out of 5 who received CPR from a bystander.
According to a publication in The Journal of the American Medical Association on Oct 6, the study has concluded that those adult victims of cardiac arrest had 60% more chances of survival than those who didn’t receive appropriate CPR in a mall or a restaurant. American Health Association is a leader in training individuals for CPR, using mouth to mouth breath as an important part has updated its stance of training after the research in 2008. After investigation it is found that chest-only compressions are more efficient than giving both cardiopulmonary resuscitation and mouth to mouth breath for a patient receiving from a bystander, chest-only compressions are helpful in resuscitating until EMS team reaches the victim of cardiac arrest.
The American Heart Association commonly known as AHA is the leading non-profit organization working in the United States to raise public awareness about cardiovascular diseases. AHA organization also fosters efforts made for the availability of proper cardiac diseases treatments and works for the reduction of resulting disabilities and deaths due to these cardiac, vascular diseases.
The American Heart Association’s motto is “learn and live” which clearly reflect their aim and objectives. Having headquarters in Dallas, Texas AHA is volunteering on a national level to build a society free of cardiovascular diseases. Since its inception in 1994, the organization is working on a charitable basis and ranked 5th among 100 charitable organizations in America.
Arteriosclerosis is the most common disease for aging men and women of today’s urban lifestyle. What is it? Have you heard this before? You certainly know about it by another name but never cared about it. It is the hardness of arteries caused due to the excess of cholesterol plaque in blood. Studies have shown that more than 80 percent of men and 50 percent women having age over 50 are patients of arteriosclerosis.
The more shocking fact is that 50 percent of these women and 35 percent of the men die due to this arteriosclerosis. There are several programs designed to prevent diseases related to heart or to at least enable the patient to sustain against any disability caused by cardiac disease or to protect them against death.
A new method of performing CPR has been taught to first aid res-ponders and the whole community of paramedics in the Washington State. Well, it’s not a new style or a different way of performing it, it’s an immense emphasis on administering CPR immediately. In this new update person performing CPR should keep giving compression’s to the victim without any pause in between the compression.
To elaborate it further you may call it that this new way is kind of Hands-Only CPR taught to these health care professionals. This speeds up the process of blood flow while the victim is unconscious reducing the damage caused to the brain due to insufficient blood. They are naming it as High-Performance CPR.
As it’s a proven fact that timely and appropriately administering CPR to a person who collapsed with a cardiac arrest can save the victims life. We are now giving a true story of someone who cheated death with timely CPR. To uncover the fact that age and fitness make less prone to cardiac diseases, but you may be victimized even if you are fit and young.
Brett Maclean, a Nation Hockey League player, was a super-fit young man who loves to stay active physically but unfortunately, his life twisted with an uncertain event. He suddenly collapsed on the ice when he was playing in a summer-picker match at Owen Sound. This Phoenix Coyote did workout prior to the event, but that does not seem to affect him as it was his part of life being an athlete.